This man, convicted of manslaughter*, has been granted a permit to work with children.
In her decision, VCAT judge Marilyn Harbison said that in 1995, the man was drinking with a group in Frankston who mistook a family out for ice cream for a rival ethnic gang.*It should have been murder. You don't attack someone so viciously and not expect them to be harmed.
"After some preliminary heckling, a fight ensued. In the course of the fight one of the members of the family group was attacked viciously by the group," Judge Harbison said.
The killer and three other main offenders punched and kicked the man, before one of the other offenders stabbed him.
Protests in Brisbane by Aboriginal people (activists?), calling for the release of Lex Wotton, convicted of being the ringleader of the Palm Island riots after the death of Cameron "Mulrunji" Doomadgee.
Holding placards with slogans such as Stop Black Deaths in Custody and Death of Queensland Justice, about 200 activists rallied in Queen Park before marching to state parliament.Try staying out of custody. It doesn't just happen. Belligerent drunks, or druggies, don't make the most cooperative prisoners.
It's a shame the answer isn't just to let them get on with their own destruction, many of the people involved seem to be intent on it. Whitey should just walk away and leave them to it, but that wouldn't be right would it? Wouldn't be the humane thing to do, there are people in these communities who want the law and order fixed.
Woodridge park killing (south of Brisbane).
Mr Saunders, the uncle of rugby league star Jonathan Thurston, died after a brawl between the two groups in Woodridge's Ewing Park about 1am on Saturday.The other side of the story?
Two other Aboriginal men, Harold Bond, 53, and Gordon Willis, 47, were taken to hospital.
Nine Samoan men, aged 15 to 24, faced murder charges in Beenleigh Magistrate's Court over consecutive days earlier this week, sparking rounds of brinkmanship between the groups.
Last night on television (ABC News) members of the dead man's family were intervewed and they said that they wanted couselling for their kids after the death as some of the kids saw it.
This is horrible. This can't be happening in Australia? This tribalism. It's not acceptable. How can it be stopped?
News last night announced that some Palm Islanders would be given awards for their assistance in putting out fires and calming people down in the Palm Island riots. I hope that this does not alienate them from their mob.